Supreme Court Clinic
Founded in 2009, the Supreme Court Clinic allows top Ivy League students to assist on real Supreme Court cases, including recruiting, strategizing, researching, writing briefs, participating in moot court rehearsals, and attending oral arguments at the Court itself.
Clinic students assist on real Supreme Court cases, including recruiting, strategizing, researching, writing briefs, and participating in moot court rehearsals that are held before oral arguments at One First Street.
- Adjunct Professor James Feldman, former assistant to the Solicitor General, has argued 50 cases before the Supreme Court. Like Bibas, Feldman has received the “great honor” of being appointed by the Court to brief and argue a case, Levin v. United States, which he and the Clinic won unanimously.
- Co-taught by Penn Law lecturer Nancy Bregstein Gordon, former law clerk to Justice Lewis Powell and a seasoned appellate litigator.
- Co-taught by Penn Law lecturer Stephen B. Kinnaird, former clerk to Justice Kennedy and a partner with the Paul Hastings law firm, where he heads the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice based in Washington, D.C.
- Penn Law Professor Amy Wax, former assistant to the Solicitor General (the office that represents the United States at the Supreme Court); has argued 15 cases before the Supreme Court.
Clinic Reviews & Praise
“[The SCOTUS Clinic] team exceeded every expectation that we could have ever hoped for. Every brief that was presented to the court was meticulously researched. Every argument thoughtfully reasoned and very effectively delivered.”
“[The SCOTUS Clinic} team were responsive, kept me informed and were certainly fighting for me. They got me a favorable outcome and this ordeal is finally over.”
“Without the talents of [the SCOTUS Clinic] and their students, it is very possible that the Court would not have understood the true merits of our case.”